Stunning views and a piece of movie history in the mountains can be yours; but you need to move fast and it will cost you a tidy sum. It was the backdrop to one of the 1990s biggest movie romances between a pop star and her protector. And now the stunning home in Whitney Houston’s classic The Bodyguard is on sale for a cool $5.2 million!! The romantic thriller starred the late American singer alongside Kevin Costner, but it was the glorious Fallen Leaf Lake home which was believed to have been the real heartthrob of the 1992 film.
The Fallen Leaf Lake estate is decked from floor to ceiling in wood, has five bedrooms and boasts a view of the lake from every single room in the house. It boasts three acres of forest, a three-car garage and a 76ft peer into the lake - on which a boat explodes moments after carrying Rachel's son and Frank in the movie. But it's Hollywood history will no doubt appeal to buyers who are fans of the film which featured the best-selling soundtrack in history. In the 1992 blockbuster, Houston played music diva Rachel Marron and Costner plays former secret service agent Frank who has become her bodyguard. And while it starts in her lavish Beverley Hills home, when her life is put in jeopardy by a dangerous stalker, the pair run away to Frank's father's house by the lake.
In the movie, it's a fairly basic log cabin but in reality, this luxurious retreat by the lake is a hugely desirable property that's recently been put on the market for $5.2million - £3.35million. There’s glitz and glamour, swearing, sex and, most importantly,Whitney’s in it. The soundtrack included I Will Always Love You, arguably the most famous song every released by tragic singer Whitney Houston who died in February 2012. She was found dead at the Beverley Hilton Hotel, Beverley Hills, after accidentally taking a drug overdose, prompting a public outpouring of tributes from fans and some of the world's biggest stars.
The film is also very much about Frank Farmer who is played by Kevin Costner. Hard as nails, he eats peach slices straight off a knife and collars Rachel’s original bodyguard with a chair in a bid to assert his authority. But Frank is soft on the inside, and carries a burden, which is revealed in an intimate moment between Frank’s dad and Rachel when they are all hiding out in Pa’s cabin in the wood: “Frank wasn’t there the day President Reagan got shot. He’s never gotten over it.” He had taken off a day to attend his mother’s funeral. How unlucky can you get?
Frank becomes a protector, a father figure and a confidant. He also wears pretty good suits. At first, the threats to Rachel's seem like the work of an old-school stalker, and the police tell Frank he can relax; they've got their man. But events take a turn for the worse at the cabin when Rachel's big sister, Nicki (Michele Lamar Richards), reveals the extent of her jealousy of her sibling's success. She hired the hitman, but doesn't know how to call off the hit. An ambush and shoot-out in the cabin swiftly follows, andNicki is killed. Frank does an action roll out of the window to see the attacker off. It still scares most viewers, even on the 10th viewing!!
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